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Cities in San Diego County Pass Medical Marijuana Bans

Feb 29 2016, by Jessica McElfresh in Media Coverage

Numerous communities in San Diego County have reaffirmed medical marijuana bans on dispensaries and added bans on cultivation and delivery of medical marijuana.

New laws passed in California that went into effect this year created a regulatory framework for medical marijuana businesses, including those dispensing, growing, and transporting the drug. However, the new laws also allowed local jurisdictions to ban all activity related to medical marijuana, even though it was legitimized by state law.

In San Diego County, only the county itself and the city of San Diego allow medical marijuana dispensaries. Nearly all other communities within the county have passed medical marijuana bans.

Jessica McElfresh told the San Diego Union-Tribune: “They’ve pretty much all passed bans — and bans on everything. … The response has been disappointing to qualified patients, to people in California’s cannabis industry and — I imagine — the state Legislature. They put a lot of work into a massive piece of legislation and I don’t believe they expected so few jurisdictions to react well.”

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Contact McElfresh Law For Medical Marijuana Help

Jessica McElfresh is a San Diego criminal defense attorney who focuses much of her practice on assisting qualified medical marijuana patients and medical marijuana businesses to overcome legal hurdles. She has helped several dispensaries in San Diego to obtain zoning and other permission needed to operate in the city.

If you want to start a medical marijuana business, Jessica McElfresh can explain the requirements and help you with the legal paperwork. Call McElfresh Law today at (858) 756-7107 to schedule a consultation.

California marijuana laws change frequently. For updated information, see the following pages: Medicinal Uses of Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana Business